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Williams, Kathleen Mary
Born 1956 in Derby, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Daniel T.K. Hurley. Confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 2011, and received commission on August 4, 2011.

Duke University, B.A., 1978
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1982

Professional Career:
Private practice, Miami, Florida, 1982-1984, 1988-1990
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Florida, 1984-1988
Chief assistant federal public defender, Southern District of Florida, 1990-1995
Federal public defender, Southern District of Florida, 1995-2011
Acting federal public defender, Middle District of Florida, 1999-2000

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, July 21, 2010; no Senate vote


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